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T23 Types 2647 and 2648?

#1 Post by Paul Pennington » Fri Jan 26, 2007 11:37 am

I'm seeing some T23 models with a 2648 type number pop up on eBay. TAWBOOK doesn't list any, although they can be looked up on the IBM site. What's the difference between 2647 and 2648 types?

Extra credit: what do "Workhorse and Global" actually mean?

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#2 Post by rkawakami » Fri Jan 26, 2007 5:20 pm

2647 and 2648 models are no different from what I know. Maybe someone who has longer experience with these models can tell you (and me) otherwise. I have three 2648 systems at the moment. One of them is definitely an ex-Thinkpad ("he's dead, Jim"), the other on life-support (slight burning smell when on), the third one running fine. However, I have to qualify that information with the fact that I buy "problem" systems off of eBay. The 2647 models seem to be more plentyful but also have their share of broken or dead systems.

A good explanation of Workhorse and Global designations can be found by a search of the archives using "workhorse global" as the search terms and selecting the "all terms" option. Here's one thread:

http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?t=540
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#3 Post by mysbca » Fri Jan 26, 2007 6:39 pm

I don't know for sure, but often times the model numbers differ just because of the type of warranty. My guess is 2647 is 3 years EZServ warranty and 2648 is 3 years on-site warranty.

Similar to the T4x series: 2373 - 3 year EZServ, 2374 - On-Site.

Maybe Ray can verify by inputting the model and serial number on the warranty lookup page for one of his 2648 models. I have a 2647 and it is EZServ.

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#4 Post by rkawakami » Fri Jan 26, 2007 7:28 pm

2648-LU5: "This product has a special bid three year limited warranty."
2648-PU3: "This product has a special bid three year limited warranty."
2648-FU3: "This product has a special bid three year limited warranty."

and two 2647s at random...

2647-4MU: "This product has a three year limited warranty and is entitled to IBM EZServ service."
2647-6KU: "This product has a three year limited warranty and is entitled to IBM EZServ service."
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#5 Post by Paul Pennington » Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:07 pm

I think you're onto something with the warranty theory. I noticed while looking at the Recovery CD chart for T-23's that for every model of 2648 listed, there is a corresponding 2647.

I'm going to assume that they are the same hardware, and go ahead and use the hardware description of the 2647's in my TAWBOOK to apply to the 2648's as well. I'm talking about the last three characters, ie a 2648-8WU is the same as a 2647-8WU.

I'll also ignore the Global and Workhorse designations, as they seem to be administrative differences only.

Thanks to all who replied.

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#6 Post by losmeme » Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:07 pm

Hey, some great information. I, too, have often wondered about model numbering. I have a T43 1875-D6U, and have wondered at the differences between the various models. (1871, 1875, 2668, and 2687)

There are notes in the tabook that speak to warranty, but it's nice to know they are all basically the same thing.

I have even made purchase decisions on Workhorse and Global models, naively thinking they were somehow different!

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#7 Post by hiero » Mon Feb 05, 2007 2:29 pm

Mine is a 2647 4MG and doesn't list.

I took the opportunity to discuss this with an IBM tech when booking in a screen swap and was told that some were for the Education chanel and not listed... It was still under warranty at time and even though 3rd user, still accepted for warranty repairs. Spec is same equivalent.

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#8 Post by rkawakami » Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:07 pm

Plugging in 2647-4MG in the Product Number field at:

Lenovo Support

yields the following information:
Original description: PIII-M 1.13GHz (512KB), 128MB RAM, 30.0GB HDD, 14.1 XGA(1024x768) TFT LCD, 8X-3.3X DVD-ROM, Modem(MPCI), Ethernet(CDC), TV out, Li-Ion battery, Win 2000
You have to go to this page:

Warranty

and plug in your system's serial number to find out the warranty coverage.
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